Japanese Bitter Gourd Salad

Bitter gourd, bitter melon, goya, karela, balsam-pear... this green, knobbly vegetable is actually known under many different names depending on where you are from! As per its name-sake the flavour of the flesh is very bitter and is an acquired taste at first-  but give it a go and you may never look back! This cool … Continue reading Japanese Bitter Gourd Salad

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Scallop Dashi Jelly with Marinated Shiitake and Cucumber Salad

Yet another dish inspired by my recent travels in Tokyo! Tonight's dinner began with my experimental starter of scallops encased in a soft dashi jelly, served with shiitake mushrooms simmered in a mixture of soy sauce, mirin and sugar, and a zingy cucumber salad lightly pickled in apple vinegar. I was hoping that you can … Continue reading Scallop Dashi Jelly with Marinated Shiitake and Cucumber Salad

Japanese Sunny-Side Up for One

A new take on the ordinary fried egg. Light and refreshing, the use of konbu tsuyu (light seaweed-infused soy sauce), dried bonito flakes and shichimi togarashi (7-spice powder) provide a delicious Japanese twist.  Make this dish for a special breakfast or brunch for the ones you love (or just for yourself)! Ingredients 1 large egg salt … Continue reading Japanese Sunny-Side Up for One